this is bbc news. the headlines: doctors criticise the government for warning gps that they should stay open for longer. found after 18 years, the teenagers that from a hospital in florida when she was eight years old. in the next are hundreds of people along the east coast are returning home after a predicted storm surge failed to materialise in most areas. however, the residents in east yorkshire are counting the gust of last night's see storm. joe phillips and nigel nelson will be here to help me review the papers, including the observer who say patients with cancer are having their operations cancelled with increasing frequency. good evening and welcome to bbc
news. the prime minister is warning gps they could face of funding cuts if they do not keep surgeries open for longer to meet demand from patients. the government says many people are going to accident and emergency departments because they cannot get gp appointments. doctor leaders feel the government of failing to address a funding crisis. our hill fog correspondent has first report. hospitals have faced a winter crisis like none before. unprecedented pressure in the new year, led almost half to declare a major alert doctors warning patient safety was being compromised. today the government said gp surgeries were partly at fault, failing to provide the access patients need, forcing them into accident & emergency departments instead. the government wants surgeries to open from 8am until 8pm and open seven days a week unless they can prove there is no demand.
they said they will withhold extra funding unless gps comply. i have worked as a nurse for many years in the nhs and i know every winter is difficult, but this winter in particular, i have seen the highest number ever attending a&e so we have to make best use of resources. funding is tight and if gps will not be open when the public need them to be open, the funding can be directed to other places in the nhs, such as a&e. but gps say they are being made a scapegoat for the government's failure to fund the nhs sufficiently. if all practices were expected to open seven days a week using five days worth of funding and staffing, all that would happen is we would undermine the quality of care we can provide to the vast majority of our patients and we would stretch an already overstretched service more thinly. some health experts have supported claims by doctors that congestion in a&e department has been caused
by finding beds for more seriously ill patients than overflow from gp surgeries. they say medically fit patients are clogging up badly needed beds because of the shortage of money to care for them at home. today, jeremy corbyn took the opportunity to announce a new labour proposal to ease the pressure on social care. a labour government would give social care the funding it needs and give a firm commitment to take failed private care homes into public ownership to maintain the social care protection that our people need. research suggests three in ten people in a&e would be better treated elsewhere and the government insists gps are vital to stopping them going there. it is now ready to take tough measures to see that they do. a teenager who was stolen as a
newborn 18 years ago has been found in south carolina. kamiyah mobley was discovered after a tip—off and dna tests confirmed her real identity. the woman who raised her has been charged with kidnapping. our washington correspondent laura bicker sent this report. this is kamiyah mobley, with a woman, who for hall and her life she believed was her mother. but the 18—year—old has discovered the truth. and today that woman, gloria williams is behind bars. you have been charged with kidnapping. kamiyah was stolen from a hospital in florida eight hours after she was born, by someone posing as a nurse. her family pleaded for help to find her and police received thousands of tip—offs. but it was only in the last year they had a breakthrough. she had an inclination beginning a couple of months ago, she may have been involved in this in some way. a couple of months ago, she may have
she has a lot to process and a lot to think about. she had an inclination beginning a couple of months ago, she may have been involved in this in some way. she has a lot to process and a lot to think about. kamiyah‘s family in florida have never forgotten the baby that was snatched from them in 1988 and they have been in touch over the internet. she sounds so intelligent and she said she will be here to see us. every day you get up, there is always hope. there was always hope. for kamiyah herself, there is shock and disbelief, as she watches the woman she thought was her mother, jailed for being her abductor. and laura bicker, has more details, about how it all came to light. tt seems to be an anonymous tip—off to the national missing children's service. we are not quite sure who that tip was, but they informed the police. the police then looked at south carolina, this town where she was growing up, where she was brought up. there, they asked her to take a dna test. at the same time, as you heard from the police there, she had a suspicion for a few months
that she had been kidnapped. we are not sure where that has come from. but when she took the dna test, they discovered that she was in fact kamiyah mobley and not in fact alexis. she had been brought up in quite a small town in south carolina. her parents went to church there. she was known in the neighbourhood. they were said to be a quiet family. by all accounts, it seems like she had quite a nice time as a teenager. but now she has had to find out that all of those 18 years were in fact a lie. the us president—elect, donald trump is suggesting he will consider lifting sanctions imposed on moscow by president obama in retaliation for russian cyber attacks. in an interview with the wall streetjournal, mr trump said he would retain sanctions "at least for a period of time"
but could scrap them if russia was helpful to the us. catrina renton reports. it's been a week where donald trump has found himself dealing with a set of extraordinary allegations about his political and personal life. it is all fake news, it is phoney stuff, it did not happen. but now he is trying to take back the agenda, outlining what his presidency might look like, in particular, his relations abroad. he has said he is willing to work with russia and china, provided they cooperate. in an interview with the wall streetjournal, the president—elect said, "if russia is really helping us, why would anybody have sanctions?" and when asked about the one china policy, in which the united states no longer acknowledges taiwan, he said, "everything is under negotiation." but this has been a turbulent time with damaging claims about the president—elect that are not going away. just over a week ago, us intelligence released a report claiming the russian president
vladimir putin had ordered the hacking of democratic party e—mails to damage donald trump's rival, hillary clinton, and influence the presidential election. now the senate intelligence committee. is set to investigate, saying they will follow the evidence wherever it leads. lawmakers have also been briefed on the unproven dossier which alleges russian security officials have compromising material on mr trump, which he vigorously denies. the next big event is supposed to be on friday. rehearsals are underway in washington for donald trump's inauguration as the 40th president of the united states, but as this week has proved, a lot more could happen between now and then. catriona renton, bbc news. much of europe continues to be hit by icy weather and strong winds. more than 65 people are known to have died over the past week. there's now growing concern
for refugees and migrants living in makeshift camps, as simon jones reports. the cold snap is tightening its grip. claiming more than 65 lives across europe. causing traffic chaos, power cuts and travel delays. this is sarajevo. the balkans have been particularly hard hit. temperatures have been as low as —15 for several days. there is major concern about the plight of refugees, particularly in serbia. some are being sheltered in reception centres. but 1200 are living in a derelict warehouse in belgrade, according to the unhcr. it's very cold, and we are just making fire. but still we can keep warm ourselves. we don't like to say here. we're trying to leave this country and go to european countries. but we are stuck because of the borders. there are calls for governments across europe to do more. it will only take one more snow storm or another cold snap and we're going to see some, some children, you know,
in a very dire situation. children are particularly prone to respiratory illnesses at a time like this. we do not want to see this happen. it's about saving lives, not about red tape and keeping to bureaucratic arrangements at the moment. river traffic along the danube, one of europe's main waterways, has largely been suspended in eastern europe due to the ice. in wengen in switzerland, a famous downhill race in the skiing world cup had to be cancelled because of too much snow. more than a0 centimetres fell overnight. powerful winds added to the complications, with organisers eventually having to admit the race could not be held safely. and the warning is that more bad weather is on the way. simon jones, bbc news. in a few minutes' time we'lljoin viewers on bbc one for a round up of the day's news with kate silverton. first, the east coast of england escaped largely unscathed
from a tidal storm surge during the night. thousands of people had been advised to leave their homes, but the high tide failed to breach many flood defences. one area that did experience flooding though was the east yorkshire town of hornsea. today people were surveying the damage and starting a clean up, as jo makel reports. the destructive force of last night i now clear. it was not enough to keep out the sea. stat that this amusement arcade said they did not have a chance. there were sandbags everywhere. the waves took the shutters through the doors. we will have to start again. the whole place will be gutted, lots of people rely
on this money. sorry, i'm really very upset as you can see. white—mac on the seafront last night, a grandmother and two children had to be rescued from this car moments before it sank. ten homes and businesses have been flooded and people and pets had to be rescued. we evacuated a man who was a serious diabetic and we had to usable to ta ke diabetic and we had to usable to take him to safety. but this time they were waist deep in water. our thoughts are with the families that have to clear this up and we will be there to help them. lets see what there to help them. lets see what the palace looks like. ok. it is a bit of a mess. to say the least. this is the first and cathy had been back to her house, but she knew what
to expect. it is the second time she has been flooded. where do i start? until it is dry you cannot shift anything and until the insurance people are being. there was relief to find her rabbits upstairs which she blessed before evacuating. the environmental agency was there today to help residents and assess the floor and spread of the flood water. after a ny floor and spread of the flood water. after any flooding event information is taken back to our engineers so they can work out how to better manage flood defences in the future. council workers were out beginning the clear up, but for those whose homes and businesses were affected there will be months of work ahead. theresa may tells gps to keep their surgeries open longer orface cuts in funding.
doctors say they're being made scapegoats for the nhs crisis but the government says the move will reduce pressure on a&es in england. funding is tight and if gps aren't going to be open when the public need them to be open, then that funding can be directed to other places in the nhs, such as a&e. an american teenager abducted at birth defends the woman who claimed to be her mother for 18 years. and what's the cost for chelsea without their star striker as speculation grows over his future? good evening. gps are being warned they could face funding cuts if they don't keep their surgeries open for longer. the prime minister says many people are going to hard—pressed accident
and emergency departments because they can't get gp appointments. doctors say they are being made scapegoats and have accused the government of failing to address a deepening nhs funding crisis. our health correspondent, robert pigott, reports. hospitals have faced a winter crisis like none before. unprecedented pressure in the new year led almost half to declare a major alert, with doctors warning that patient safety was being compromised. today, the government said gp surgeries were partly at fault, failing to provide the access that patients need, forcing them into accident and emergency departments instead. the government wants surgeries to open from 8am in the morning to late in the evening and open seven days a week, unless they can prove there is no demand. they say they will withhold extra funding unless gps comply. i have worked as a nurse for many years in the nhs and i know that every winter is difficult
in the nhs. but this winter in particular has seen the highest number of people ever attending a&e. and so we have to make best use of oui’ resources. and funding is tight and if gps are not going to be open when the public need them to be open, then that funding can be directed to other places in the nhs, such as a&e. but gps say they're being made scapegoats for the government's failure to fund the nhs sufficiently. if all practices were expected to open seven days a week, using five days' worth of funding and staffing, then all that would happen is we will undermine the quality of care that we can provide to the vast majority of our patients and we would stretch an already overstretched service more thinly. some health experts have supported claims by doctors that congestion in a&e departments has been caused more by problems finding beds for seriously ill patients than it has by overflow from gps‘ surgeries. they say that medically fit patients are clogging up badly needed beds
because of a shortage of money to care for them at home. today, jeremy corbyn took the opportunity to announce a new labour proposal to ease the pressure on social care. a labour government would give social care the funding it needs and give a firm commitment to take failed private care homes into public ownership to maintain the social care protection that our people need. research suggests that three in ten people in a&e would be better treated elsewhere and the government insists that gps are vital to stopping them going there. it's now ready to take tough measures to see that they do. robert pigott, bbc news. let's speak to our political correspondent, chris mason. why is theresa may saying this to gps now? the prime minister wants to be seen
to be on the side of patients, but the woman i was chatting to earlier, who had a stopwatch on her mobile phone, she had been waiting for seven hours to get her elderly mother checked into a bed for care. she was full of praise for the staff, they were doing as much as possible, she said, but the problem was that were not enough of them. theresa may is facing criticism from all angles, patience, the opposition and trade unions and the conservative chair of the health select committee who said it was not right to be going after and scapegoating gps. tonight, in the observer, the former head of the civil service, he chairs a london hospital, said there is enormous fragility across the nhs. she might expect politically this would be very dangerous for theresa may, not least because historically the conservatives have polled very badly when it comes to trust in the nhs. tonight, there is an opinion poll, just a snapshot, from the
independent and sunday mirror suggesting theresa may is more trusted than labour and jeremy corbyn on the nhs and that, despite the headlines she has faced this week. chris, thank you very much. a man has died after the clifftop where he was believed to have been walking his dog collapsed. police were called to the beach in thorpeness in sussex this afternoon following reports that a man was trapped. despite efforts by the emergency services to locate and free him, he died at the scene. donald trump has said he may drop sanctions imposed on russia for alleged cyber attacks. in a newspaper interview he said he would retain the sanctions "for a period of time" but could scrap them if russia was helpful to the us. a teenager who was kidnapped as a newborn baby from a hospital in florida 18 years ago has been found in south carolina. kamiyah mobley was discovered after a tip—off and dna tests confirmed her real identity. the woman who raised her has been charged with kidnapping. our washington correspondent, laura bicker, sent this report. this is kamiyah mobley with a woman
who for all her life she believed was her mother. but the 18—year—old has now discovered the truth. and today that woman, gloria williams, is behind bars. you have been charged with kidnapping and we have an outstanding warrant for you. kamiyah was stolen from a hospital in florida just eight hours after she was born by someone posing as a nurse. her family pleaded for help to find her and police received thousands of tip—offs. but it was only in the last year that they had a breakthrough. she had an inclination beginning a couple of months ago that she may have been involved in this in some way. she has a lot to process and a lot to think about, as you can imagine. kamiyah‘s family in florida have never forgotten the baby that was snatched from them in 1988 and they have now been in touch over the internet. she sounds so intelligent and so respectful and she said she will be here to see us. every day you get up, there's always hope. when i wake up, i believed
she was waking up, too. there's always hope. for kamiyah herself, there is shock and disbelief as she watches the woman she thought was her mother jailed for being her abductor. laura bicker, bbc news, washington. iraq has said its forces have taken control of one of so called islamic state's main bases in the city of mosul. it said it's close to capturing the eastern half of the city. a major offensive has been underway since october to recapture mosul from the is extremists. the committee of mps overseeing the brexit process has called on the government to reveal details of its plans by next month. the all—party group of mps also says the government should reach a transitional agreement with the eu to give the economy time to adapt. our business correspondent, joe lynam, reports. for months, britain's largest employers have been calling for clarity on what type of deal will emerge post—brexit. many want a transitional arrangement
with the eu so they can plan ahead for the future. today, mps on both sides of the brexit argument piled more pressure on theresa may by calling for exactly that. we think that any return to tariffs or bureaucratic obstacles would not be in the interests of british business and the committee believes that transitional arrangements will be needed to smooth the process as we leave the european union, particularly if there were to be any changes to the way we trade or the way we sell our services. this group of mps and business want to know whether britain wants to remain within the single market. and they want to give mps a vote on the final deal. and if a deal cannot be reached within the two—year time frame, they want a transitional phase to smooth the process out of the european union. and one of the key sectors in all of this is the city of london, which provides more than a tenth of uk tax revenues. critics say that is what the government should be protecting.
we should spend the two years of negotiations on the financial services and ensuring the city is ok. we don't need a transitional arrangement. and the eu's chief brexit negotiator, michel barnier, gave his warning today as well. responding to newspaper reports that he wanted a special deal with the city, mr barnier said "non". on tuesday, the prime minister gives a key speech on her plans for brexit negotiations. it's farfrom certain, though, that she'll be able to provide the detail that many on both sides are now demanding. joe lynam, bbc news. some news just some newsjust coming in, aid officials in at least a migrant ship carrying around 100 people has capsized off back the coast of libya but only four survivors rescued. it said a number of bodies have been recovered but poor conditions or hampering the search for survivors. now, with news of how chelsea got on today without star striker
diego costa and all the rest of the sport, we can cross to the bbc sport centre. good evening. there were eight matches in the premier league today. if you don't want to know the scores you may want to look away now. there was a notable absentee from the chelsea side that beat champions leicester this evening, the league leaders without their striker, diego costa, amid claims he's fallen out with the club's coaching staff and talk of a multi—million pound offer on the table to move to the chinese super league. here's our sports reporter, patrick gearey. at the home of the current champions, chelsea showed why they are still favourites to be the next ones. a 3—0 win at leicester is some statement. the only questions surround a man not here. premier league top scorer diego costa didn't travel after a row with the coach about fitness. reports suggested there was big—money interest in him from china. diego costa! reports chelsea's manager says he knows nothing about. you can listen to a lot of things. if there are the problems, you solve the problems in the changing room. never during a press conference.
yeah. but i repeat — "if". that word again — "if" costa did go, he would be following the likes of oscar in heading for easters riches. he is earning an estimated £a00,000 a week. china has been the next destination for other chelsea players. john obi mikel this year and didier drogba back in 2012. costa has reportedly been offered £30 million a year by an unnamed chinese club. so why stay? he is at his peak. the team is built around him, absolutely, totally. he is a top, top player. if he wants to go to china and be bored for 18 hours a day, good luck with that one. before today's game, costa used social media to support his current team. that, like the league table, makes reassuring reading for chelsea fans. if football's financial power is moving east and china wants a star signing, it's getting harder to turn them down. patrick geary, bbc news. watford have led tributes to former england manager graham taylor,
who died on thursday, aged 72. at vicarage road, where he enjoyed two spells in charge, a minute's applause was held before kick—off for the man they called the greatest watford manager of all time. tributes were paid at wolves, who played aston villa, two sides taylor also managed in his 31—year managerial career. the england striker harry kane scored a hat—trick as tottenham beat west brom 4—0 at white hart lane — a result which moves them up to second in the premier league. there were wins for burnley, hull and stoke. arsenal enjoyed a 4—0 win over swansea. watford and middlesbrough finished goalless whilst west ham beat crystal palace. a late try for wasps in their penultimate pool game has put them on the brink of reaching the quarter finals of rugby union's champions cup. it was some quick thinking from dan robson as he crossed over with just 58 seconds remaining as his side beat four—time european champions toulouse 17—111.
elsewhere, glasgow and leicester both lost. britain's number three dan evans has lost in the final of the sydney international, the first time he's reached an atp tour final. he led briefly in a first set tie—break before succumbing 7—6, 6—2 to luxembourg's gilles muller. disappointed after the defeat, the 26—year—old is guaranteed to climb to a new career—high ranking — just outside the top 50 — ahead of the australian open, which starts on monday. and that's all the sport. you can see more on all of today's stories on the bbc news channel. that's all from me. goodnight. good evening. the weather is getting
milder than some of us, but not all of us. weather fronts coming and the atlantic. there will also be some rain pushing across scotland and turning to snow for a time overnight. a cold and icy night. rain will continue to pollution across northern england, wales and the midlands. that will turn to snow later on tonight. it will be cold in eastern areas and milder in the west. tomorrow the rain will continue to edge its way into the cold air presenting an issue. we could see snow in the far south—east for a time. could see snow in the far south—east fora time. in could see snow in the far south—east for a time. in the west temperatures will be above freezing so it will be rain falling out of the sky here. a damp and dreary day. fog on the high
ground which means the driving conditions will not be great. 10 degrees in belfast. through the day some of the sleet and snow will ease away from east anglia and the far south—east. some drier weather in western areas as well, but in between there will be wetter weather continuing on and off throughout the day. it will be milderfor continuing on and off throughout the day. it will be milder for many areas, particularly in the west. it will be cold feeling, just three degrees and norwich. tonight and into monday this damp weather will persist across the central part of the uk. on either side of that it will be drier again. the best sunshine will be in east anglia but this is where the lowest temperatures will be.